zedoary

noun

zed·​o·​ary ˈzed-ə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce zedoary (audio)
plural zedoaries
: the dried rhizome of an Indian plant (Curcuma zedoaria) of the ginger family that has a bitter taste and is used medicinally especially as an intestinal stimulant and carminative

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“Zedoary.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/zedoary. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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